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Error - Tailgate open

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Error - Tailgate open

Post by CHunter » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:03 am

Started with error that tailgate is open. Have check switch & wiring everything good. Symptoms increased over time to include cargo light not working [bulb is good], window defroster not working.

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Re: Error - Tailgate open

Post by chrism » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:20 am

Good chance the problem is frayed wiring up inside the LH tailgate hinge cavity. Read this thread:

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Re: Error - Tailgate open

Post by firstv70volvo » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:01 am

As Chrism mentioned, here's a photo of what you'll likely find. You may need to pull the protective wiring harness cover back some to uncover the broken and bare wires.
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